TIJUANA – On Wednesday, President Trump said he will send more troops to assist with the overwhelming numbers of illegal immigrants coming across U.S. He has yet to make a set decision on if he will send troops and how many after a listening session with supporters of stronger illegal immigration laws in San Antonino, Texas.
During the San Antonio roundtable event, Trump said, “I’m going to have to call up more military.” The roundtable consisted of ranchers and local officials.
The White House has not confirmed if more troops will be sent to the southern border.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told reporters, “Where are the people in Washington to stand up for these children, these women, these senior citizens? Let them come see the bodies. Let them come see the skeletons.”
Patrick has been a strong supporter of the president and has made a number of appearances on Fox News discussing the border crisis and where Democrats have failed to act accordingly.
In February, the Pentagon announced it would send approximately 3,750 active-duty troops just weeks before Trump declared a national emergency. At the same event, Trump warned of the dangers of migrants continuing to push border patrol agents past the breaking point. Trump highlighted that migrants were dying and being taken advantage of, while Central American cartel members harm ranchers and plague America.
“I think the border is going to be incredible issue. And they’re on the wrong side. They want to have open borders.”
I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2019
Trump’s warning about the crisis on the board comes on the heels of a report from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s March apprehending more than 103,000 migrants.
Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her AIM border stories, @MarissaAlisa.